Panda mom gives birth to a screaming male cub in Spain

MADRID, Spain — A giant panda in Madrid’s zoo has given birth to a healthy male, and the 1-day-old, pink-skinned cub is already proving a handful, screaming his way through his first medical checkup.The new arrival, delivered after a natural birth in the early hours of Friday, is only the 10th specimen of the highly endangered animal in Europe, the Madrid Zoo said. The cub — the third for a gia… Continue reading

Marcel Duchimp? Tongue-painting ape wins $10,000 in art contest

A painting by a 37-year-old Louisiana primate who applies color with his tongue instead of a brush has been deemed the finest chimpanzee art in the land.Brent, a retired laboratory animal, was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States, which announced the results Thursday. He won $10,000 for the Chimp Haven sanctuary in northwest Lo… Continue reading

Purina recalls some dog food for salmonella risk

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said Friday that it is recalling some of its dog food because of a possible salmonella risk.The recall is limited to 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with the sell by date of “Oct. 2014” and unit UPC code of “2014 31071083 17800 12679.” One bag of the product was found to be c… Continue reading

A Great Dane and a kangaroo duke it out

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Cub obsession forces National Zoo to limit panda cam viewing time

Way to go, panda lovers: You broke the panda cam. Well, not exactly, but the public’s insatiable thirst for giant panda Mei Xiang and her tiny cub has forced the Smithsonian’s National Zoo to limit the stream’s viewing period to just 15 minutes. That means no more staring at your panda-filled screen in a trance state and avoiding your pesky work. But don’t fret: After your 15 minutes are up, you c… Continue reading